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Germany's Anti-Islamist 'Pegida' Movement Draws Thousands in Rally Against Jihad

A far-right populist group in Germany is surging despite condemnation from Chancellor Angela Merkel and much of the mainstream media. The PEGIDA movement, which organized a rally in Dresden this week, opposes the "Islamization" of Europe. Show More Summary

Chancellor Merkel in dilemma as German anti-Islam marches gain support

last weekReligion : FaithWorld

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces challenges from allies and rivals to confront a rising tide of anti-immigrant sentiment driving increasingly popular anti-Islam marches in the city of Dresden every Monday.

The Worst Crisis In Modern US-German Relations Was Based On Something That May Be False

The NSA's phone-tapping of German chancellor Angela Merkel, the person in charge of Europe's largest economy and the most powerful woman in the world, was a crisis for two close allies when it was reported in October of 2013. But the...Show More Summary

Hmm: German Prosecutor Says That Document Ordering the NSA to Tap Angela Merkel's Mobile Phone May be a (Russian?) Forgery

Ah, the despicable Soviet Empire. Snowden allged we'd bugged German Chancellor Merkel's personal phone. This, of course, prompted a major diplomatic strain between the US and Germany. But a German prosecutor says the key document establishing this bugging may be...

Sir, Zee Germans Are On The Line

I’m just going to leave this one right here like so… Germany’s top public prosecutor said an investigation into suspected tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone by U.S. spies had so far failed to find any concrete evidence. Show More Summary

A Million EVs In Germany By 2020? Merkel Says Yes, With New Incentives

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has previously made her goal to have at least one million electric vehicles on the country’s roads by 2020 quite clear, but these goals are unlikely to be met without new incentives, based on recent comments that she made at a press conference in Berlin. Show More Summary

Highlights video: Angela Merkel's 2014 Lowy Lecture

[vimeo:113340984] The 2014 Lowy Lecture has been widely acknowledged in international press as signaling a turning point for German foreign policy: …the speech the German chancellor gave in Australia, a few days after Vladimir PutinShow More Summary

The rise and rise of Angela Merkel

As regular Interpreter readers have no doubt heard by now, the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, gave the 2014 Lowy Lecture last week in Sydney. Sam Roggeveen has already outlined the main elements of what Merkel said, but the rest of world now seems to be catching on. Show More Summary

Angela Merkel's Finance Minister Compared Her Leadership Style To Napoleon's

One of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's closest political allies has compared her leadership approach to Napoleon Bonaparte's. Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany's finance minister, told Sueddeutsche Zeitung that Merkel's leadership styleShow More Summary

Merkel slams Russia over “standing in the way” of Eastern Europe

The German Chancellor has accused Russia of standing in the way of Eastern European countries wanting to be close to the EU. In an interview with Die Welt am Sonntag newspaper, Angela Merkel threatened “consequences” for what she called Moscow’s “violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.” In Merkel’s view, Russia is “creating problems” for Moldova, Georgia […]

Angela Merkel calls for end to net neutrality

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

The German Chancellor -- whose party is closely aligned with the telcoms sector -- says she wants a two-tier Internet; on the "fast" Internet, carriers will be allowed to slow down access to services that haven't paid bribes for "premium" carriage; on the "regular" Internet, ISPs will just give you the data you ask for. Read the rest

The Scary Mystery of Angela Merkel Is....Still a Mystery

Last night I got around to reading George Packer's long New Yorker profile of German chancellor Angela Merkel, and it turned out to be a surprisingly absorbing piece. Unfortunately, that's due more to Packer's skill as a writer than to anything he ends up revealing about Merkel. Show More Summary

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 30 Nov 2014

ANGRY TORIES PLAN NEW EURO REVOLT Senior Tory MPs are plotting a new revolt over Europe after reports that German chancellor Angela Merkel put the stops on David Cameron’s plan to curb European Union migration. The Eurosceptics willShow More Summary

Merkel Behind Air Berlin In Etihad Control Dispute: Report

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is backing loss-making Air Berlin in a dispute over whether its Abu Dhabi-based partner Etihad is exercising too much control, Focus magazine reported on Saturday. Etihad, which owns...Show More Summary

This Profile Of Angela Merkel Reveals Some Amazing Facts About The World's Most Powerful Woman

The New Yorker has an amazing extended profile of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in its December issue, and we've identified some of the gems. In office, Merkel has gone from being viewed as too pro-market for German voters to the ultimate pragmatist and deal-maker. Show More Summary

Report: BMW against Merkel's female board member quota in Germany

There may soon be more women in power positions in the world of German business under a proposed law from Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government. If passed, the law would force large, publicly traded corporations to have female...Show More Summary

‘The Most Powerful Woman in the World’

4 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel Photo by Glyn Lowe Photoworks. (CC BY 2.0) A New Yorker profile of German Chancellor Angela Merkel depicts a shrewd politician cast firmly in the mold of our era: deeply reserved personally and entirely...Show More Summary

German-Russian relations said headed for long impasse over Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel put her political colleagues on notice Wednesday that relations with Russia may be in for long-term difficulties over Moscow's aggressions against Ukraine.

Germany sets a quota of 30% Women in Top Boardrooms of companies

Germany’s leading companies will need to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards from 2016, according to a new directive being adopted by the government, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday. The leaders of Germany’s Social Democrats and Merkel’s conservative bloc agreed on the measure at a late-night meeting Tuesday. A bill will […]

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